Photographer's Note

El Lago Verde is a popular name of this interesting lagoon, but its official name is El Charco de los Clicos. It is located near the town of El Golfo. Its green color is supposedly caused by a type of algae living in it (Ruppia maritima) in addition to high content of sulfur compounds.

Lago Verde was featured in the movie One Million Years B.C. (1966) with Raquel Welch who bathed in it. Now it is surrounded by a fence. In fact, you can spot the stretch of the fence in this photo on the right side of the lake. It is the only element which may help you to imagine the scale of the place.

I took wider photos of this lagoon as well, but the sun was not in a favourable position when I visited and the sky was quite densely covered with clouds, hence I was forced to get rid of the sky and sea as well. I found a wider view of this lake in the context of the ocean beach on TrekEarth in the photo by ilDottore:

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